If you ever have a bit of time to watch the antics of galahs you will realise that they are just out for fun… and lots of it! they sneak up on other birds, they tumble round branches in trees, they swoop and dive for fun. I tried to come up with a way to represent their cheekiness for my upcoming exhibition which combines birds in still life situations… and I could not go past an old jack-in-the-box. It would suit their naughty nature to try and scare the life out of someone… please note, no galahs were placed in a box for the painting of this picture.
Part of my Teatray in the Sky Exhibition
Watercolour on handmade 100% cotton paper
Image size 30.5cm x 44cm